Big Issue

Big Issue
a British magazine, started in 1991. It is sold on the street by homeless people, who are allowed to keep most of the money they make from selling it. It consists mainly of news of the music, films, plays, etc. that are on in the area where it is sold, as well as articles about homelessness and unemployment. The aim is for homeless people to earn money without begging, and to inform other people about their situation.

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